Here at theBrokerList we are forever researching members as part of our Verification process. Every time somebody joins theBrokerList we go through a series of steps to verify that person is real and the profile is grounded with fact. One of our many places to conduct our verification process is Linkedin. After viewing thousands and thousands of profiles we thought we would help you avoid 4 Linkedin rookie mistakes we see over and over again.
These 4 rookie mistakes on Linkedin can be easily corrected and are what we believe to be the most low hanging fruit to making you look your best. Additionally, understanding this section of your profile and using it wisely, will give you the greatest opportunity to make connections and provide a better chance of being contacted by a potential new business opportunity!
Not utilizing the contact email, phone, address section.
Failing to fill in ALL of the URL fields.
Missing the opportunity to integrate Twitter with your Linkedin Profile.
Overlooking the custom URL feature.
So, now that we have shared these rookie mistakes with you, below is how to fix those mistakes.
Step 1 — Edit Profile
Step 2 — Scroll Down to Edit Contact Info
Step 3 — Click Pencils Next to Each Section 1, 2, 3, 4
Section 1 — Section 1 People want to reach you. Be sure it is complete and accurate.
Section 2 — Section 2 Add your Twitter account(s), control how the account displays and indicate which account to share from.
Section 3 — Section 3 Be sure to use ALL of these fields. For instance, as a broker with listings, add a URL to your listings. If you have a blog, add the blog. If you have closed transactions, add the URL to display your closed transactions. But never leave these fields blank.
Section 4 — Section 4 Customize your URL. Linkedin allows you to create a URL that is easy to remember and is about your name or focus area. Be sure you select a URL that is 5-30 letters or numbers. Please do not use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
Now when people view your profile, they can find you, follow you on Twitter and they see that you are savvy in using technology, because you have a custom URL. You are no longer a Linkedin Rookie! Congratulations.